Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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When is Veterinary Care Required?

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The Importance of Regular Veterinary Check-ups for Dogs

Regular Check-ups for Optimal Canine Health

Monitoring Your Dog's Well-being

To maintain your dog's health, routine veterinary examinations should occur every 6 months. This practice allows for:

  • Health Assessment: Regular evaluations help assess your dog's well-being and detect changes.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Changes in health can be consistently tracked and addressed.

However, check for any workplace-specific regulations that may influence the frequency of routine veterinary inspections.

Recognizing When Veterinary Attention Is Crucial

Prompt Action for Dog Health

Immediate veterinary attention is imperative if your dog exhibits the following signs or has been involved in an accident:

  • Runny nose
  • Discharging or inflamed eyes
  • Repeated sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Severe diarrhoea, especially if bloodstained
  • Lameness
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Bleeding or swelling of body parts (excluding vulva swelling in bitches on heat)
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of appetite
  • Apparent pain
  • Fits or staggering
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

When visiting the vet, document observed signs and symptoms, along with dates and times. This record aids in tracking the progression of issues.